Silverstone MotoGP, Baltimore IndyCar, Interlagos WEC, Loeb in RX


By: Matt Beer, Scott Mitchell, Sam Tremayne, Mark Glendenning, Gary Watkins, Connell Sanders Jr, Peter Mills, Andrew van Leeuwen, Andrew van de Burgt, Dan Cross


Status: Stopped
17:03 WEC - Interlagos:Fassler crosses the line to take a clear victory for Audi. That means the Swiss, Lotterer and Treluyer have closed the gap on championship leaders McNish, Kristensen and Duval, who were second today, from 30 points to 22.

G-Drive/Delta-ADR has dominated LMP2 today with a faultless performance from Conway, Rusinov and Martin, while Bruni holds off a late charge from Turner's Aston to take a second GTE Pro victory of the season for AF Corse and Ferrari.

Campbell-Walter and Hall win the GTE Am class for Aston.
17:00 IndyCar -Baltimore: Pagenaud skated away over those last few laps and crosses the line to take the second win of his career. Newgarden is second - his first IndyCar podium - and Bourdais third. Justin Wilson and Simona de Silvestro complete the top five.
16:53 IndyCar - Baltimore: OK, the last few laps have been crazy. No time to describe it all right now, but just imagine a lot of mad, gloves-off overtaking.

Pagenaud leads from Newgarden and Bourdais, five laps left.
16:49 IndyCar - Baltimore: Seven laps left and Pagenaud is piling the pressure on Andretti for the lead, with Kanaan right behind him. Pagenaud is on the harder tyres, so that could work against him.
16:47 IndyCar - Baltimore: This time, they manage to get it right.
16:46 IndyCar - Baltimore: ... is waved off. Andretti launched about two miles before he was allowed to.
16:45 IndyCar - Baltimore: Restart ...
16:43 IndyCar - Baltimore: Did we mention that Power has rejoined? Anyway, he has.

AUTOSPORT's brain hurts.
16:40 IndyCar - Baltimore: No longer funny. Bourdais spun Wilson, Hinch goes to the outside wall to avoid the Coyne car and gets tagged in the rear by Rahal. No-one appears to have sustained major damage, but expect a penalty for Bourdais.
16:36 IndyCar - Baltimore: Drive through penalties for Power and Servia for avoidable contact. It's a moot point for Power, who is still in the pits.
16:35 IndyCar - Baltimore: Restart. Miraculously, nobody hit anything!
16:32 IndyCar - Baltimore: Current leader is Andretti ahead of Kanaan, Pagenaud, Wilson, Bourdais and Castroneves, who is still yet to serve his penalty.
16:30 IndyCar - Baltimore: Rahal forced Bourdais wide at Turn 1, and as the Frenchman was turning in he was hit from behind and spun by Oriol Servia, who ends up in the barriers.

In the traffic jam behind them, Sebastian Saavedra went into the back of Viso.

Rahal takes advantage of the yellows to take care of some unfinished business - he hadn't used the red tyres yet, as required under the regulations.
16:27 IndyCar - Baltimore: This is ridiculous.
16:26 IndyCar - Baltimore: Restart.
16:20 IndyCar - Baltimore: Obviously, we're under yellows. Bourdais must be loving this.
16:19 IndyCar - Baltimore: Power on the radio: "I'm sorry guys, I just lost it in a straight line".

That's a massive blow to Dixon's title hopes. Remarkable: Castroneves is having another awful afternoon, and he's still going to extend his title lead.
16:19 WEC - Interlagos: Turner is edging back towards the Ferrari in Bruni's hands. So far we've seen the Ferrari look the quicker car at the end of a stint, so the smart money is on Bruni and Fisi winning this one.
16:17 IndyCar -Baltimore: Power sideswipes Dixon on the restart and puts the Kiwi hard into the wall. He was in Power's blind spot - Power was trying to pass Bourdais.
16:15 IndyCar - Baltimore: Restart.
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